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Former US Attorney General Eric Holder is a huge fan of NBA hall of famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
So much so that Holder used Abdul-Jabbar's birth name, Lew Alcindor, as an alias for his official Department of Justice (DOJ) email account, raising more questions about the email practices of top Obama administration officials, and about the ability of US government agencies to track down correspondence in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
The Lew Alcindor revelation was made in a February 16 letter that DOJ sent to VICE News and Ryan Shapiro, a historian and doctoral candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who
originally posted by: WeAre0ne
An e-mail address is world-facing... An alias for an email address, especially for a celebrity-status individual, is highly recommended to reduce spam. Otherwise you would have to own the worlds best spam filter (which we all know doesn't exist).
I don't blame him for using an alias. What should he have used? firstname.lastname@example.org ? That would make the e-mail practically useless because it would be 100% spam. Should he have used something more non-descript ? It would be the same as using anything else...
I don't see a real problem here...
What do you think?
originally posted by: harvestdog
I do not think defenses against spam-mail from the public justify using these aliases without full-disclosure. What do you think?